Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London [NOOK Book]

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Published after a century of professional planning in the United Kingdom, Kaleidoscope City brings together short, accessible and engaging opinions from leading practitioners and theorists in the built environment.

Looking to both the past and the future, it raises important and often emotive questions about the design and development of our cities with a particular focus on London. How should we balance economic growth with environmental ...
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Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London

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Overview

Published after a century of professional planning in the United Kingdom, Kaleidoscope City brings together short, accessible and engaging opinions from leading practitioners and theorists in the built environment.

Looking to both the past and the future, it raises important and often emotive questions about the design and development of our cities with a particular focus on London. How should we balance economic growth with environmental protection? How big is too big? Edited by prominent urbanist, Jonathan Manns, the work opens and energises debates in urban planning and development in a manner that is locally focussed but globally relevant. Informing and inspiring, it voices the spectrum of opinion which exists at the start of the twenty-first century. This should therefore become required reading for all those with an interest in the future of our cities.

'London, as one of the world's great cities, has many lessons for all of us, and the breadth and scope of this book makes it an invaluable study for anyone concerned with future proofing our built environment.'
Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney

'All readers, whatever their personal views, will find much to stimulate their thinking in this book. Its focus and relevance will help us think more clearly about important issues both in London and around the world.'
Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities & Local Government

'This well-crafted book expertly opens debate and offers suggestions to meeting the challenges of planning for the future in a rapidly growing city, constrained by space but striving to remain at the world's top table.'
Nick Whitten, News Editor, Estates Gazette
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780992795016
  • Publisher: Birdcage Print
  • Publication date: 1/30/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 279,323
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Jonathan Manns is a chartered Planner and Surveyor who provides specialist advice on the use and development of property and has advised on various major development proposals both in London and elsewhere. From design to delivery, he advises public and private sector clients on the planning process, sits on several professional committees, and speaks and publishes both in the UK and overseas. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal and has commented extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA. He actively engages both public and professional audiences on planning matters; including as RTPI Ambassador, Expert Advisor to Grand Designs Live and Trustee of the London Society. He has represented the Royal Town Planning Institute at the London Planning and Development Forum since 2008 and at the former RIBA London Urbanism & Planning Group. At the international level he has been a member of several Working Groups organised by the ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Europeen des Urbanistes) with reports to the European Union's Committee of the Regions and as UK Chair for its review of The City Without Public Economic Funds (2013).
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